G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Legacy in Surf Green

A Refined S-type With Traditional Looks & Modern Features

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Elliot Stent

G&L Guitars represents the legacy of the iconic Leo Fender, and in the 21st Century the company continues to build exceptional instruments that adhere to his vision. The Fullerton Deluxe Legacy is a US-made S-style guitar that perfectly combines traditional styling and modern functionality - in equal measure.

Finished in a vibrant Surf Green, this gorgeous instrument is suitable for a number of styles thanks to its versatile pickup set and timeless tonewood combinations.

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The G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Legacy features an Alder body, delivering a well-rounded tone with focused lows, rich highs and lots of natural resonance. Its medium weight gives it a substantial feel, but it is light enough for performance purposes and can serve as the perfect workhorse.

The Legacy's bolt-on Maple neck offers a bright and snappy response, giving notes plenty of bite and upper mid-range potency. If you're looking for an instrument that can easily cut through in a mix, this is more than capable of doing so. Featuring G&L's "Modern Classic" neck profile, this guitar provides a comfortable and fast feel that contemporary players will adore, whilst not alienating traditionalists looking for a nostalgic touch.

Topped with a Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard, this attractive material is adorned with 22 medium jumbo frets. Keeping both modern and old-school camps happy, this fret size allows you to easily add vibrato to lead lines without hindrance.

Electronics & Hardware

Boasting a trio of G&L's CLF-100 pickups, these medium-output alnico single-coils provide ultra-clear and articulate sounds. Capturing that vintage '60s vibe, these pickups are suitable for modern styles too, with a slightly hotter mid-range that ensures a more sensitive response to your playing dynamics.

The bridge pickup has a super-sweet top-end that sparkles with clean settings, but add overdrive and things will start to get gnarly! Flick to the neck single-coil and you'll attain smooth jazz-style tones, projecting a bold low-end that can get punchy when you really dig in. The middle single-coil is super-pokey, but in pickup positions 2 and 4 it blends beautifully with the bridge and neck coils, for those distinctive out-of-phase tones.

Working similarly to a classic tremolo system, the Legacy's 'Dual-Fulcrum' vibrato has a low-friction design that ensures a smoother action for more-musical flutters, while also letting you slightly raise the guitar's pitch.

The 100% natural bone nut enhances the Legacy's overall sustain, whilst allowing the strings to glide freely so that they don't snag when performing string bends or when using the trem. With all of these thoughtful appointments, it's clear that the G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Legacy is a pro-standard guitar.


  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Pickups: CLF-100 Alnico Single-coils
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple w/ Caribbean Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Neck Profile: G&L Modern Classic w/ 9 1/2" Radius
  • Nut: 100% Natural Bone
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% Nickel Silver
  • Tuning Keys: 12:1 Ratio, Sealed-back
  • Bridge: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato w/ Forged Brass Saddles
  • Controls: 5-position Pickup Selector, Volume, Treble, Bass (PTB system)
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
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